What are Signs of Low Testosterone?
Low testosterone can occur in men of all ages, although it is often common in older men. Many times, erectile dysfunction can result from low testosterone levles.
Most men believe that low testosterone levels and associated sexual dysfunction are just evident signs of aging. However, ED and poor libido often associated with low testosterone are reversible. In sexual function. low testosterone levels can affect the health of the penis, and cause more difficulty in achieving climax and orgasm.
In addition, here are some of the most common symptoms of low testosterone in men:
- Mood Swings
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Poor Sex Drive
- Low Energy and Easily Fatigued
- Unwanted Body Changes
How Common is Low Testosterone?
The range for normal testosterone level is 300-1100 ng/dL. It is optimal for a man to get around 800- 1100 ng/dL. When a man reaches his mid-30’s, production of testosterone declines an estimate of 1% each year – 10% in 10 years or even more. Similar to menopause in women, men can experience a condition called “andropause”, which is caused by low testosterone. Greater decline in testosterone level can happen due to obesity, infectious diseases, excess of blood iron and inflammatory diseases.
What are the Effects of Low Testosterone on Quality of Life?
If left untreated, low testosterone may lead to more serious health problems such as osteoporosis, muscle atrophy, alopecia and erectile dysfunction.